If you’re having trouble meeting your financial obligations, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a lifesaver, giving you the breathing room you need while allowing you to catch up on unsecured debt. Even student loans, which are quite difficult to discharge, can be effectively managed through a Chapter 13, even though in some cases they
The rising cost of post-secondary education means student loan debt can climb into the six-figure range. Fortunately, relief is available. The federal College Cost Reduction and Access Act offers options for reducing loan balances through career choices and extended payment plans. Under rare circumstances, individuals who file for bankruptcy can discharge their student loan debt.
When you file for bankruptcy, all of your assets are made part of your bankruptcy estate. In most cases, figuring out what your own your assets is easy. Will you be allowed to keep an inheritance that you become entitled to when preparing to file a bankruptcy or even after you file? ? That all
Because they live on a fixed income, senior citizens are especially vulnerable to credit card debts, which can quickly spiral out of control. For many of these elderly borrowers, bankruptcy is a powerful tool, offering a way out of debt and providing invaluable peace of mind. Unfortunately, worried about the example they would be setting
Although bankruptcy can give you a fresh financial start, it’s important to understand what types of debt you can and cannot discharge. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can help you regain your financial footing as long as most or all of your debt is dischargeable. Some examples of dischargeable debt are: Credit Card Debt Credit card
Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also called “straight bankruptcy,” is the most common type of bankruptcy proceeding because it allows you to discharge most debts, meaning that you are no longer responsible for paying them off. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is often the fastest way to get out from under a debt you can’t to pay. However not
There is a lot of talk about filing for bankruptcy on the Internet, but not a lot about what happens afterwards. After a successful filing with the help of a bankruptcy lawyer, you can expect: Discharged Debts: For most borrowers, the most attractive result of filing for bankruptcy is the elimination of most unsecured debts.
Does anyone know why? I was interviewed by the Republican-American recently with this quandary, but it is what they left out that tells the story. You can see what they printed here. But what was said was more expansive. The banks are running out of homes to foreclose with more than 5 million families losing their
Bankruptcy, credit, budgeting, debt collection and taxes are just a few of the topics we discuss at Money Go Roundtable. There are now 19 episodes of Money Go Roundtable up and released through iTunes. What started out as a six episode experiment with Consumer Attorney Jay Fleischman has now blossomed into a full-fledged podcast series.
April 15th is rapidly approaching and we all know what that means – that’s right tax return deadlines. Maybe you have already filed your tax return with the IRS and your state (assuming you have a astate income tax). Maybe you are trying to decide whether or not to file because you know you will owe